“Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone’s got to take care of all your details.”
Avoid Probate – Andy Warhol – Bio
Born August 6, 1928 – Died February 22, 1987
American Painter, Printmaker, Filmmaker
Avoid Probate – Andy Warhol – Note
One of Andy Warhol’s “details” included the fact that the highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is $100 million for a 1963 canvas titled Eight Elvises.
The private transaction was reported in a 2009 article in The Economist, which described Warhol as the “bellwether of the art market.”
The $100 million is a benchmark price that only Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre-August Renoir, Gustav Klimt and Willem de Kooning have achieved.